McKENNEDY ROCKS SUPERS; LEARY DOUBLES UP IN MONADNOCK MODS
By Gary Dutton
WINCHESTER, N.H. – There’s a new sheriff in town at Monadnock Speedway. His name is Tyler Leary, and he’s rounding up Modified feature wins.
Winless for his career only eight days earlier, the Hatfield, Mass. pilot set fast time in qualifying Friday at the high-banked speedplant and then roared to his second NHSTRA Modified feature win in a row. Friday’s victory, like the one a week earlier, was scored over some real thoroughbreds.
The ISMA Super Modifieds – 800-plus big block horsepower rocketing a 1,850-pound missile – were in town Saturday, making their first Monadnock run in more than two years, with open-wheel super star Jon McKennedy dominating to win the All State Materials Group 75 lap main event.
TIM WENZEL TOPS TEDDY BEAR POOLS 50 SATURDAY AT MONADNOCK
Monadnock Speedway June 19 event story
By Gary Dutton
WINCHESTER, N.H. – Tim Wenzel won the 50-lap Teddy Bear Pools and Spas Street Stock main event Saturday at Monadnock Speedway. It was the Holyoke, Mass. speedster’s second win in a row, this one worth a cool $1,000.
With the first 76 laps of feature racing flying by caution-free, the fast-paced event produced four first-of-the-season feature winners Saturday on the high banks.
Tyler Leary got the job done in the NHSTRA Modifieds, Nick Houle rocketed to the Pure Stock checkers, former track champ Louie Maher rocked the Minis, and John Thibodeau scored a thriller in the Six Shooters. Eddie Petruskevicius scored his fourth win in the Young Guns.
PERRY TOPS MOD 100, THREE FIRST-OF-YEAR WINNERS AT MONADNOCK
By Gary Dutton
WINCHESTER, N.H. – Nutmeg State teen Jacob Perry copped the biggest prize Saturday, June 5, at Monadnock Speedway, winning the 100-lap Modified Racing Series main event while, on the same card, three other drivers earned their first victory lap of the summer.
NHSTRA Modified strongman Ben Byrne won his 40-lap feature, Justin Littlewood stormed to victory in the Late Model Sportsman, and Jake Bosse, who started the season as a Young Gun, earned his career-first Pure Stock win.
Mini Stock ace Gordon Farnum soared into the points lead with his second 2021 feature win, while Street Stocker Tommy O’Sullivan and Young Gun Fast Eddie Petruskevicious also won for the second time.
KIMBALL, BUFFONE, CAM CURTIS WIN MAY 15 AT MONADNOCK
By Gary DuttonWINCHESTER, N.H. – Matt Kimball stormed to victory in the 40-lap NHSTRA Modified feature Saturday, May 15, at Monadnock Speedway. It was the young Bennington, N.H. star’s second win of 2021, both scored just ahead of veteran shoe Todd Patnode.
Saturday was also a night on which both Chris Buffone and Gordon Farnum earned his second victory lap of the young season, and a 15-year-old stepped up as perhaps the quarter-mile speedplant’s hottest driver of the 2021 campaign.
Cam Curtis, the young hot shoe from bucolic Baltimore, VT, crushed all competition in the Late Model Sportsman feature for the second week in a row, moving to the top of his division’s point standings with Saturday’s romp.
RAMEAU, KIMBALL SHINE AT MAY 1 MONADNOCK 2021 OPENER
By Gary Dutton
WINCHESTER, N.H. – Anyone still clinging to the belief that rising star Sammy Rameau’s Tri-Track Open Modified Series win last season at Monadnock Speedway might have been a fluke, can now put that notion away. Far away!
The youthful Bay State hot shoe not only backed up that victory with another 100-lap score Saturday, May 1, at the high-banked speedplant, he did it with such a flourish that many longtime speedway fans were comparing his run to some of the best in the quarter-mile’s 50-year history.
After suffering an almost disastrous pit stop while leading just past mid-race, Rameau blasted under first Matt Hirschman and then Ron Silk in the final laps of the Wonder Casino 100 main event Saturday to leave town with the $6,000 winner’s purse in hand.
ANGELO BELSITO EARNS GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES WIN AT MONADNOCK
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
WINCHESTER, N.H. — Round two of the Granite State Pro Stock Series season brought competitors to the high-banks of Monadnock Speedway, and it was multiple-time series winner Angelo Belsito clicking off another checkered flag.
Belsito and the rest of the field competed in three, 20-lap segment races in place of a 100-lap feature — and the final finishing order for the race was determined based on a points system. The winner of each segment earned one point, while second-place earned two points, third earned three, and so on, throughout the field. The driver with the lowest number of points at the end of the three — Belsito — was declared the overall winner of the day. Devin O’Connell was second and Gabe Brown third.
Belsito won the first two segments and was the runner-up in the final round. O’Connell finished fourth in the first race, then second and first.